The circus is coming to town with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ Super Circus Heroes opening Thursday. The three-ring show showcases athleticism, power and pageantry, elephants, horses, camels, acrobats and aerialists, and of course, the clowns. It playing at ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent through Sept. 18. Tickets are $20-$70 and are available online at showarecenter.com.
Take a musical trip through Europe when Carlos Núñez performs A Celtic Musical Pilgrimage to Santiago in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday. Núñez in known as one of Galicia’s foremost traditional music ambassadors, and his music connects the tradition of his native Spain’s rugged northwest coast with the influences of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and beyond. The multi-instrumentalist plays the gaita — the bagpipes of Galicia. He will be at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $16-$32 for adults, $14-$30 for seniors plus a $3 service charge. You can get your by phone or online; 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org.
23rd AIDS Walk
Join in supporting the fight against HIV at the annual South Sound AIDS Walk in its 23rd year. It’s taking place at Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Money raised supports the Pierce County Aids Foundation that provides comprehensive services for those affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as outreach, information and strategies to prevent new infections. Join a team, get sponsors and get to walking, registration is free. For more information go to piercecountyaids.org
A continental journey
With a mission to promote travel as not only expanding our world view but also making us better world citizens, Rick Steves brings his 30 years of experience to the stage in a insightful and fun evening. As the author of more than 30 European travel guidebooks and host of the public television series, “Rick Steves’ Europe,” he shares how the world sees our nation and provides insight to a better experience. See him in a 7 p.m. appearance at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $10 with the promo access of “FFO” when ordering online at washingtoncenter.org.
Harvest Celebration and Potluck
Join in celebrating the close of the gardening season at Gallucci Learning Garden, South 14th and G streets, Tacoma. The nonprofit group spreads the gospel of gardening and donates produce to area food banks. It’s time to party at the Gallucci Fall Equinox Harvest Celebration and Potluck. Bring a dish to share, beverages and utensils will be provided for the event at noon Saturday. To find out more about the garden call 253-627-0486.
Rub elbows with Will Farrell and help support the Cancer for College at the University of Washington Meany Hall, 1313 NE 41st St., Seattle. Sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Redfin and Strong-Bridge, the special benefit show is being held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Cancer for College Pacific Northwest scholarship fund which specifically funds scholarships for cancer survivors either from or attending school in the Pacific Northwest. Tickets start at $75, go to cancerforcollege.org for all the information.
Don’t miss this
After debuting in 1995 with his first album, Trace Adkins has gone on to produce seven more albums and has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts. He is know for hit singles including “(This Ain’t) No Think’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” See him in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $35-$99 and available online at snocasino.com
Say Hello to yesterday
Best known for emotional ballads and a capella harmonies, Boyz II Men have been performing since 1988, finding most of their fame with Motown Records in the 1990s. Their international success, “End of the Road,” set a record for longevity for staying at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks. The group continues to perform in their classic style touring the country. They will be performing in a 7 p.m. concert Thursday at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $25-$75 and available online at snocasino.com